The Native Irish Honey Bee Society – NIHBS
The Native Irish Honey Bee Society is an all-Ireland association whose main objectives are to promote the conservation, study, improvement and reintroduction of the Native Irish Honey Bee, Apis mellifera mellifera, also known as the black bee, throughout the island of Ireland.
To achieve this we aim to establish areas of conservation to preserve Apis mellifera mellifera and to work for a ban on the importation of bees and queens. For further information about The Native Irish Honey Bee Society click here.
Professor Thomas Seeley
Thomas Dyer Seeley is the Horace White Professor in Biology in the Department of Neurobiology and Behaviour at Cornell University. He is the author of several books on honey bee behaviour, including Honeybee Democracy and The Wisdom of the Hive. He was the recipient of the Humboldt Prize in Biology in 2001. He primarily studies swarm intelligence by investigating how bees collectively make decisions.